- Fiji News
- Fiji Sports
Source: AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY
Students of the Christian Mission Fellowship Primary School (CMFPS) in Tacirua East, Suva have a well-equipped library, thanks to the funding provided by the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Programme (DAP).
The acting Head of Mission at the Australian High Commission in Suva, Suzy Wilson, yesterday handed over more than $6200 worth of library furniture to the school.
It will be used by 570 students. The donation included library tables, chairs, miniature inclined tables and chairs for Classes One and Two students, book trolleys and book shelves.
Ms Wilson said Australia’s continued assistance to Fiji’s education sector was indicative of its strong commitment to providing accessible and quality education to all in Fiji. Ms Wilson encouraged students to make the most of the donation by utilising the library and urged parents to encourage their children to spend more time reading.
“We are happy to have assisted your school with the provision of much-needed furniture and contribute to the development of your library.
The Australian government recognises quality education is fundamental to address development challenges in developing countries. Education enables people to participate more actively in their societies, increases access to skilled employment and other sources of income and opens up opportunities,” Ms Wilson said.
School headteacher Amalaini Blakelock said the assistance was timely.
DAP is a small grants programme funded by Australia to support small-scale projects.
Since last July, the Direct Aid Programme has contributed over $700,000 to 82 projects in Fiji for schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations across Fiji.